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Sikh Coalition urges Biden to appoint Sikh American liaison in wake of Indianapolis FedEx shooting

By Alejandra Molina — April 19, 2021

(RNS) — The Sikh Coalition said the Biden administration should appoint a Sikh American liaison in the White House Office of Public Engagement to ensure a ‘wide range of the community’s voices are heard and acted upon.’

Last North Carolina immigrant to take sanctuary at a church goes home

By Yonat Shimron — April 19, 2021

(RNS) — Juana Luz Tobar Ortega was the first person to seek church sanctuary in North Carolina in 2017 and she is the last to leave.

Barring women as leaders in church may be bad for their health, new study finds

By Bob Smietana — April 19, 2021

(RNS) — Past studies have shown participating in religious services and in the life of a religious community can be good for your health.

Racial identity follows in the footsteps of religious identity

By Mark Silk — April 19, 2021

(RNS) — The blurring of religious identity over the past few decades may be a model for racial identity.

Sex discrimination suit against Florida church tests ‘ministerial exception’ rulings

By Jack Jenkins — April 19, 2021

(RNS) — A woman’s lawsuit alleging gender discrimination may reconcile unanswered questions about the so-called ministerial exception.

General Baptist pastor who criticized wives’ weight ‘deeply sorry’ for sermon

By Adelle M. Banks — April 19, 2021

(RNS) — ‘In the sermon, I made insensitive remarks about women and made statements deemed unbiblical,’ said Pastor Stewart-Allen Clark in a statement.

After Vatican said ‘God cannot bless sin,’ some LGBTQ people leave Catholic identity behind

By Alejandra Molina — April 19, 2021

(RNS) — ‘It took me this long to recognize that I can let go of anything that hurts me,’ said Eder Santillan, 35.

Joe Biden may unify the country. Don’t ask him to unify Catholics.

By Kenneth L. Woodward — April 19, 2021

(RNS) — Faggioli’s book pits Pope Francis’ ‘global left’ and Biden’s ‘liberal America’ against conservative Catholics.

Ole Anthony, longtime critic of prosperity gospel televangelists and head of Trinity Foundation, dies at 82

By Bob Smietana — April 18, 2021

(RNS) — Anthony came to fame after his investigation of televangelist Robert Tilton was featured on ABC News’ Prime Time Live program.

Somber, deeply Anglican funeral honors Prince Philip for his service and devotion

By Paul O'Donnell — April 17, 2021

(RNS) — Hewing closely to the traditional Anglican funeral liturgy, the service’s hymns and readings reflected Philip’s service in the Royal Navy and his environmental work, with only a nod to his Greek Orthodox beginnings.

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